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EMS officials defend Dodge Durangos

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EMS officials say the Dodge Durangos they use as Quick Response Vehicles are the most cost-efficient and durable option for the county. Recently, some questions have been raised by residents regarding the cost and use of the Durangos. The vehicles were given attention during county commissioners’ budget talks. And some…

First Rainbow Festival comes this weekend

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International foods will mix with arts and entertainment this weekend for the Lincoln Arts Council and Lincoln Cultural Center’s first multicultural festival. “The Rainbow Festival” will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Cedar Street. in front of the Cultural Center. Organizers are hopeful that the event…

Around Town 6/16/2004

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FATHERS DAY SPECIAL Salem United Methodist Church will host the comedienne Jill Bryan of Jillybean Biker Ministries on Father`s Day, June 20, at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. She works with puppets, drives a bike and ministers in different ways and in different places. The theme for the evening…

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Students learn English at ‘boot camp’

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Many students new to the country spend their class time sitting in their seats in silent confusion. But when they come to Lincoln County’s English as a Second Language (ESL) camp, they find a whole new experience. “We find that they really open up here,” said Sandy Brown, ESL and…

EPA grant would boost water connect

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CHERRYVILLE — The city of Cherryville has qualified for a $241,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to go toward a water interconnect with Lincolnton. Before the city receives the money, however, they have to prove they meet certain standards. “We’ve got to jump through some hoops,” said Shelley…

Around Town 6/14/2004

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L.W. WILLIAM & REBECCA BOGGS REUNION The 51st Reunion of the L.W. (Lightfoot William) and Rebecca Boggs Hoyle family will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Bethlehem United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. A business meeting will follow the picnic lunch. Everyone is asked to bring a well-filled picnic basket.…

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Lincoln Squares celebrate 25 years of dancing

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Frilly skirts twirl as music plays and the voice of the caller instructs the next move. It’s another Friday night for members of the Lincoln Squares. A circle of couples spin, stroll and shag across the floor as other members arrive. Old friends greet each other with hugs and handshakes.…

Family petitions against parole

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Since the murder of her niece in 1983, Penny Morrison has thought about the dancer and former beauty queen every single day. “Everybody thinks it’s been 20 years, you can get over it, but you can’t get over something like this,” she said. “It never goes away.” Kimberly Goodman, Morrison’s…